Thank you to everyone who supported the SAVE THE OAK TREE LOW CARBON FARM campaign. We have reached our “Survive” target, and thanks to the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, our “Thrive” target. To celebrate, we are inviting our lovely supporters to help us to buy fruit trees and bushes to really kick start our fruit enteprise: our future will grow on trees!
And here is a link to our information for members of the press about the Save the Oak Tree Campaign.
Would you like to…
- Grow your own fresh vegetables, but struggle to find the time?
- Get involved in raising and caring for for chickens, geese, pigs and cattle?
- Meet likeminded people in a relaxed atmosphere?
- Make a real contribution to developing the local food economy?
- Unwind in a peaceful, natural environment?
… then find out about The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Scheme! We are currently fully subscribed, however please sign up for our email newsletter to be notified when new places for a vegetable share in 2016 become available in autumn 2015.
Read about The Oak Tree Farm in this article in The Guardian in 2014!
Welcome to the Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm in the parish of Rushmere St Andrew to the East of Ipswich. Members of our community supported agriculture scheme not only enjoy a wonderful range of ultra-fresh, naturally grown vegetables from the farm, they also have the opportunity to buy chickens’ eggs from the farm free range pastured chickens, as well as the chance to buy a our fabulous rare breed Oak Tree Pork!
We also have our first two beef cattle, and during the brighter months we produce our own low carbon flowers!
Our aim is to create a financially viable and environmentally sustainable farm producing a plentiful and diverse supply of nutritious food for the community of people that works on the land, having a good time while doing so.
By teaching and demonstrating how this can be done we hope to encourage others to do the same. We are a not-for-profit social enterprise run by Community Interest Company (CIC) directors Joanne Mudhar, Eric Nelson and John Revell.
One day we would like to expand our low carbon food production onto other plots of land, so so this reason our community interest company is called the “South Suffolk Low Carbon Food CIC”.
To find out more about the Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm:
- take the virtual farm tour.
- visit The Oak Tree blog
- and read Joanne’s posts on The Oak Tree on the Guardian Gardening Blog describing the very early days of the farm!